Philadelphia 76ers are working on a new deal with superstar guard James Harden, who expected to re-sign on a multi-year deal. James Harden’s new deal with the Sixers is only a matter of time, per Adrian Wojnarowski.
Harden declined his $47.3 million player option late last month with the idea of re-signing in Philadelphia for less than his maximum salary. After landing PJ Tucker, the Sixers added Danuel House and last year’s NBA G League MVP, Trevelin Queen in agreed contracts.
Philadelphia will be $6 million over the salary cap. Harden will probably ask something less than the max and will give the Sixers the much-needed room to wiggle and improve the squad and add more depth.
The Philadelphia 76ers made quite a few moves over the last few weeks. During the 2022 NBA Draft, the Sixers went on the clock with the 23rd overall pick, but traded away to Memphis for De’Anthony Melton.
The Sixers are coming off another disappointing exit in the second round of the playoffs, losing to the Miami Heat. The three-time scoring champion and one-time NBA MVP played well in 21 games for the Sixers, averaging 21.0 points, 10.5 assists and 7.1 rebounds.